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       Voted 2010's "Best Animal Shelter" in the "'s Best" Contest.  Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

       Our Mission Statement: to significantly impact animal overpopulation through aggressive

programs focusing on rescue, spay and neuter, adoptions, and education.
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Check Out Our Adoption Blog and Newsletter!

Have you adopted a furry friend from Friends for Life?

Click on this link to check out our Adoption Blog - you can read about other adopted dogs and cats, and post your own story!  We love to hear about how our friends are doing, so we hope you post updates as you go through your life with your furry friends!


Subscribe to our E-Newsletter!

Click on this link to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter!  This is the best way (besides being a volunteer) to be kept up to date on all the fun stuff we have planned!


 Meet Faith!

 Faith (previously known as Sadie) came to us through the rescue network in our area.  She is about 7 years old, and is an amazingly sweet Shepherd mix. You can read her full story here.  Please consider making a donation for Faith to help offset the cost of her knee surgery ($4000). Thank you to the local rescue community who all pulled together to truly save this beautiful girl's life. We will provide updates about her progress on our Facebook page, so watch for updates on our Facebook page.  


We are very sorry but we are experiencing problems with our website and are currently rebuilding it. Please visit our Facebook page or you can see our animals on or Adopt a Pet websites. We should be back up and running in about a week.

Sorry for the inconvenience!!




Dine to Donate

Pizza, games and more, PLUS 15% of your total donated to Friends for Life!  That's what's in store at June's Dine to Donate at Peter Piper Pizza located at Gilbert Rd and Baseline.  This an all day event on Friday, June 17th!

Check out the Events page for more info or click here for the flyer. 

Deal Chicken and Friends for Life

Interested in getting email offers for great deals on restaurants, health and beauty services, events and more?  AND getting a $1 donation for Friends for Life?  You can do both by signing up for Deal Chicken.  Please click here or check the Events page for details!

Donate a Brick

Would you like to make a donation and have a brick with your name or the name of a loved one (either human or furry!) inscribed as part of the walkway at the Friends for Life shelter?  What a great way to honor someone special or show your support for our homeless dogs and cats who are still looking for their forever homes.  Please click here for the order form or see the Events page for more details.


  We have lots of exciting events coming up so please click here and check out the Events page! 

If You Have To Move....

Friends for Life Animal Rescue asks that if you find yourself in the position where you have to move, please check out the links on this page to find pet-friendly housing so that your best furry friends will not end up at a shelter.  Hopefully you will be able to find a new home that will allow your best four-legged friends to remain with you.

PetSmart Charities - People Saving Pets

Friends for Life Animal Rescue has joined PetSmart's People Saving Pets movement!

 People Saving PetsTM is an exciting campaign that uses positive and uplifting advertising, public relations and community events to educate and engage the public, change perceptions about pet homelessness and increase pet adoptions and spay/neuter surgeries. It is designed to inspire action to save the lives of homeless pets. By highlighting the efforts of national and local animal-welfare partners, the campaign will inspire a broad range of public participation.

 With advertising that focuses on the human-pet bond, People Saving Pets will showcase the ways that pets enrich our lives and will provide information and education about the ways to end the tragedy of euthanasia. The campaign encourages people to spread the word about the campaign and its goals. Members of the public can participate in People Saving Pets in a number of ways – from joining as a member, attending local pet-themed events, donating time or money, buying official People Saving Pets merchandise, adopting a pet and spaying/neutering your pet. 

Click on the People Saving Pets logo below to learn more!


Locate Us!    We are located at 143 W. Vaughn Avenue in Gilbert

Contact Us!  Call (480) 497-8296, or email

Visit Us!        Hours of operation at our Adoption Center (dogs & cats) at 143 W. Vaughn Avenue in Gilbert:

Closed Sunday & Monday      Tuesday: 10AM to 2PM            Wednesday: 3PM to 7PM

Thursday: 3PM to 7PM            Friday: 10AM to 2PM               Saturday: 10AM to 5PM


Cat and kitten adoptions only at PetSmart, located on Stapley Road just north of Baseline Road:

Weekdays 6:30PM to 9PM, Weekends 10AM to 3PM


                                              Friends For Life Animal Rescue 143 W. Vaughn Avenue     Gilbert, AZ  85233

Phone: 480-497-8296       Email: